CANUCKS (8-7-2) at KINGS (11-4-2)
10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, SNP, NHL.TV
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar will attempt to extend his point streak to nine games when the Kings host the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on Tuesday.
Kopitar, the Kings captain, has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in an eight-game point streak and an assist in seven straight; each streak is his longest in the NHL since entering the League in 2006-07.
Vancouver and Los Angeles each look to avoid its third consecutive loss.
The Canucks, outscored 9-1 in their past two games at the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks, are 2-4-1 in their past seven games after beginning the season 6-3-1. Vancouver allowed three shorthanded goals in a 5-0 loss against the Sharks on Saturday.
The Kings hold first place in the Pacific Division with a three-point lead on the Vegas Golden Knights, but are 2-3-1 in their past six games after opening the season 9-1-1.
Players to watch
Canucks forward Henrik Sedin has two points (one goal, one assist) in eight road games. In his past 15 games, Sedin has three points (one goal, two assists).
Kings forward Tyler Toffoli has eight points (six goals, two assists) in his past eight games.
They said it
"It's an 82-game season. ... If we do these things over and over, we'll be successful. You're going to win some that you probably shouldn't win and you're going to lose some that you should have won, so it all evens out in the end. The important thing is to keep playing the same way." -- Canucks forward Daniel Sedin on Vancouver's loss to San Jose Saturday
"You still have the Sedin line, which is extremely dangerous and they [Henrik and center Daniel] are world-class players, but I think they have other guys now where they have a deeper group of forwards and their team game is more of a threat than just the Sedin line." -- Kings coach John Stevens on the Canucks
Canucks projected lineup
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Brendan Gaunce -- Brandon Sutter -- Derek Dorsett
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Loui Eriksson
Thomas Vanek -- Markus Granlund -- Sam Gagner
Alexander Edler -- Derrick Pouliot
Michael Del Zotto -- Alex Biega
Ben Hutton -- Erik Gudbranson
Scratched: Patrick Wiercioch, Jake Virtanen, Alexander Burmistrov
Injured: Troy Stecher (knee), Christopher Tanev (thumb)
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson -- Adrian Kempe -- Tyler Toffoli
Andrew Crescenzi -- Nick Shore -- Trevor Lewis
Andy Andreoff -- Brooks Laich -- Michael Amadio
Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez
Kurtis MacDermid -- Oscar Fantenberg
Scratched: Michael Cammalleri, Nic Dowd, Christian Folin
Injured: Jeff Carter (ankle), Kyle Clifford (upper body), Marian Gaborik (knee)
The Kings recalled Crescenzi from Ontario of the American Hockey League, and he is expected to make his NHL debut playing left wing on the third line. Crescenzi, 25, has three points (two goals, one assist) in 11 AHL games this season.
Boeser has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past seven games. … The Canucks are 0-for-10 on the power play in their past two games.